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Decisions of the Petitions Committee Tuesday 21 February 2017

24 February 2017

This week's decisions included scheduling debates on an e-petitions relating to badger culling and the cost of car insurance for young people.

The Committee considered all e-petitions which had reached over 100,000 signatures, and those over 10,000 signatures which had received a government response, by Friday 17 February 2017. 

Petitions which met these criteria after this date will be considered at the Committee's next meeting on Tuesday 28 February 2017. 

Petition debates

The Committee decided to schedule a debate in Westminster Hall on the motion "That this House has considered e-petition 165672 relating to badger culling" on Monday 27 March 2017 at 4.30pm. 

Paul Flynn MP, a member of the Petitions Committee, will lead the debate.

The Committee decided to schedule a debate in Westminster Hall on the motion "That this House has considered e-petition 166847 relating to the cost of car insurance for young people" on Monday 20 March 2017 at 4.30pm. 

Steve Double MP, a member of the Petitions Committee, will lead the debate.

The Committee has agreed to find out more information about the issues raised in the petition before the debate. This will help to inform MPs taking part in the debate. More details about this will be announced in due course.

Parliament will look at some of the issues raised in this petition when it debates the Higher Education and Research Bill. The Committee therefore decided to defer its decision on this petition to a future meeting.

Petitions with over 10,000 signatures which received a government response

The Committee noted the Government's response.

The Government has commissioned research to evaluate how current guidance is working in meeting the needs of disabled people, including consideration of toilet provision. The Committee agreed to write to the Department for Communities and Local Government and ask for more information about the timescales for the commissioned research, and to be kept informed if changes are made as a result, so that it can inform petitioners.

The Committee noted the Government's response.

The Committee noted the Government's response.

The Committee noted the Government's response.

The Committee noted the Government's response.

The Committee noted the Government's response.

The Committee noted the Government's response.

The Committee noted the Government's response.

The Committee noted the Government's response.

The Committee noted the Government's response.

The Committee noted the Government's response.

The Committee agreed to write to the Government to ask for more information about the changes it has made in response to the case mentioned in the petition, so that it can share this with the people who have signed the petition.

The Committee noted the Government's response.

The Committee noted the Government's response.

The Committee noted the Government's response.

The Committee noted the Government's response.

The Committee noted the Government's response.

The Committee noted the Government's response.

The Committee noted the Government's response.

The Committee noted the Government's response.

Government responses to petitions already considered by the Committee

The issues raised in these petitions were debated in Westminster Hall on Monday 20 February 2017. The debate was led by Paul Flynn MP, a member of the Petitions Committee.

Public (paper) petitions with government responses

The following public (paper) petition received a written response from the Government and was noted by the Committee:

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